Yemeni Journalist Nasser Arrabyee discusses why Saudi Arabia has failed to win the war in Yemen despite killing and injuring 50,000 Yemeni civilians.
Gareth Porter, an independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy, discusses why Donald Trump’s pick for national security advisor, retired Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn, is responsible for killing innocent Afghan civilians with drone strikes and night raids based on faulty intelligence. Flynn also knew the JSOC kill/capture program was counterproductive at winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan but continued it anyway as a public relations campaign with the compliant US media. Gareth also debunks White Helmet claims about the Aleppo Convoy Massacre.
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Tom Woods is having a contest to see who can get the most people to subscribe to Liberty Classroom — 1st prize is a Kia! (i.e. pay off wife’s medical bills.)
Philip Weiss, founder of Mondoweiss.net, discusses how Trump’s election has driven a political wedge between the Democrats and Republicans who previously showed equal devotion to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; and how the fear of anti-Semitism creates a reason for the Jewish State’s continued existence.
Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern discusses how president-elect Trump’s political appointments could derail what is shaping up to be an improvement in Russia relations and in Middle East policy – particularly in Syria; and Trump’s negatives, including his approval of torture as an interrogation practice, which is now generally accepted by Americans brainwashed by Jack Bauer.
Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, discusses what president-elect Donald Trump’s economic and monetary policies are likely to be, considering his Reagan-like promises to increase government spending on the military and infrastructure, cut taxes, and raise interest rates.
Patrick Cockburn, an award-winning writer with The Independent, discusses the imminent battles for Tal Afar and Mosul in Iraq – as senior Isis leaders leave for Syria, Turkey threatens to intervene on behalf of Sunni Turkmen, and Donald Trump is confronted with his first foreign policy crisis before he even takes office.
Andrew Cockburn, author of Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins, discusses his article “The New Red Scare: Reviving the art of threat inflation;” and how the military-industrial-congressional complex is likely to derail Trump’s efforts to deescalate tensions with Russia.
Historian and author Jim Powell commemorates Armistice Day by discussing how Woodrow Wilson’s intervention in WWI gave rise to Hitler, Stalin, and WWII; then summarizes the 2,000 year history of the triumph of liberty – led by 65 revolutionary men and women who greatly advanced the cause of freedom.
Gareth Porter, author of Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare, discusses the similarities between the Russian/Syrian bombing of Aleppo, the 2003 US bombing of Iraq, and Israel’s 2014 bombing of Gaza; and Obama’s apparent change in Syria policy as he targets Jabhat al-Nusra – a formidable opponent of Assad.
Ted Snider, a writer on US foreign policy and history, discusses his article “The End of Obama’s Term: A Report Card on Latin America;” and why the lone bright spot, despite Obama’s promise to change the way America does business with Latin America, is Cuba relations.
Former CIA officer Philip Giraldi discusses how Turkey has become a destabilizing force in the Near East under increasingly-authoritarian president Erdogan, creating a risk of military entanglement for the US and NATO.